Science activity
Science activity #49857, updated 29 April 2022

Assessing Sediment Nutrient Storage and Release in the Delta: Linking Benthic Nutrient Cycling to Resotration, Aquatic Vegetation, Phytoplankton Productivity, and Harmful Algal Blooms

Description / purpose

Nutrients in sediment play a large role in influencing food webs, harmful algal blooms, aquatic vegetation, and drinking water quality. This study will investigate the amount, types, and dynamics of nutrients in Delta sediments. It will also examine sediment microbial communities that mediate these processes. Results of this study will help determine how the planned reduction in nutrient inputs to the Delta will effect sediment nutrients and microbial communities following the upgrade of the Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District’s wastewater treatment plant. Data will also inform how wetland restoration and invasive aquatic vegetation influence sediment nutrients and microbial communities. These data will contribute to improving computer models that inform large-scale nutrient management actions.

Linked science activities

None specified

Activity status

  • Awarded / Initiating (2019)
  • In progress / Ongoing (2019 - 2022)
  • Complete

Funding summary

Total allocated funding: $939,215

Label Value
Contract # or labor code 18205
Implementing organization U.S. Geological Survey [USGS]
Funding organization Delta Stewardship Council
Funding Source Delta Stewardship Council - General Fund
Date of award 2019-06-30
Date of fiscal year-end Not provided
Total award amount $744,390
State type of obligation Not provided
Federal type of obligation Not provided
Reimbursability Not provided
Procurement mechanism Contracted competitive or direct award
Annual Expenditures

2018 - $315607.00 ()

2019 - $428783.00 ()

Label Value
Contract # or labor code 18221
Implementing organization San Francisco Estuary Institute [SFEI]
Funding organization Delta Stewardship Council
Funding Source Delta Stewardship Council - General Fund
Date of award 2019-06-30
Date of fiscal year-end Not provided
Total award amount $15,924
State type of obligation Not provided
Federal type of obligation Not provided
Reimbursability Not provided
Procurement mechanism Contracted competitive or direct award
Annual Expenditures

2019 - $5308.00 ()

2020 - $5308.00 ()

2021 - $5308.00 ()

Label Value
Contract # or labor code 18222
Implementing organization University of California - Davis [UC Davis]
Funding organization Delta Stewardship Council
Funding Source Delta Stewardship Council - General Fund
Date of award 2019-06-30
Date of fiscal year-end Not provided
Total award amount $178,901
State type of obligation Not provided
Federal type of obligation Not provided
Reimbursability Not provided
Procurement mechanism Contracted competitive or direct award
Annual Expenditures

2019 - $88368.00 ()

2020 - $90532.00 ()

Location

Subbasins
Delta regions

Geographic tags

None specified

Products and outputs

Type Title Products Description Impact
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